Large loads that are typically over a states legally allowed limit fall into this category. The weight of the item is not the only indicator but width, length, height and overall size must also be assessed to determine if the load being transported will need to be classified in this special category. Oversize and overweight permits must be issued according to state regulations. If the load is passing through multiple states the route must be carefully determined and each states requirements must be met with a permit issued from the authorizing division in each state. Contact True Steel today to discuss your requirements.
Wireline & Coiled Tubing
Crane service is an important aspect of wireline & coiled tubing operations on well sites. A functioning well system has good flow and integrity characteristics. When complications arise, decisions must be made as to what chemicals and products go into the well and what tools to use to assess the issues and the best approach in reaching a resolution. The diagnostic process is crucial in achieving necessary answers for effective well function. The crane operator is often in a "resting period" for extended times waiting on this process to play out. When the time comes for the operator to execute their function they must be alert, ready to communicate and continue to monitor the status of the crane, rigging and components.
Erection, Industrial, Power Generation & Transmission
The term, industrial, is typically used to describe "heavy" manufacturing in creating something of value. These type of environments generally utilize components that are often large and/or heavy in nature to accomplish the intended goals. Sometimes, the area footprint is small and the working environment requires certain specialized safety approaches to accomplish the lifting and setting of components. Examples include large steel and concrete platforms, industrial silos, turbines, generators, tower sections and much more. Much of the electrical power we use in the world is generated by a turbine which drives a generator that turns mechanical energy into electrical. Mechanical energy is produced mostly by some type of heat engine. All of these industrial environments are highly involved. Safety is of the utmost importance and having the right equipment with skilled operators and a company with established processes makes all the difference.
Wind farms, also known as wind power plants use wind to make electricity. Wind is used to turn the blades of the turbine, similar to a propeller, around a rotor which is then used to spin a generator that produces electricity. As with anything, the components of these wind turbines require maintenance and that is where specialty cranes with high reach capabilities come into their designed use. Lubrication of the turbines to maintain the gear box, generator bearings, blade bearings, main shaft bearings and other items are important in prolonging the life of the unit. Also, if there is a unit component failure, cranes will be needed for blade change-outs and other items. True Steel is well positioned with the right cranes, highly trained personnel and rigging procedures to be a valuable partner in the wind industry.
True Steel has a steel fabrication division with a wide range of capabilities. Much of our fabrication is done in house and delivered directly from one of our facilities to the job site. Industrial facilities often have different needs and we understand the value of being a single source to our customers for many products and services. Steel fabrication, construction and erection are an important aspect of industrial work sites. Examples of our capabilities include stairs, platforms, guardrail and handrail systems, ladders, and heavy beams for a variety of construction needs. Contact True Steel and see how we can be a resource for your company.
Jack & Slide (Load Skidding)
Load skidding is a process used to "slide" a large and heavy item to a specific location often in an enclosure or area with tight space requirements. As the picture shows, electrical transformers are a good example of an object used with this process. Once the concrete landing pad is clear, slats are laid on the ground with any low or high spots in the ground leveled out for as even a surface as possible. The rails, similar to train tracks, are then laid into place, perpendicular to the slats to accommodate the dimensions of the load being moved. A skid steer or other similar machine is then used to pull the load across the tracks until it reaches its final resting place. A final jacking process is used to remove the rail sections from under the object and the move is complete.